Introducing Impact Stream: A new non-profit that helps digital communities create IRL impact
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) introduce a new non-profit called Impact Stream (https://impact.stream), which is all about creating transparent streams of impact between digital communities and real-life communities. Our first project - in partnership with Gitcoin, Supermodular, Prota Ventures, International Literacy and Development, and Primordia - will create a software application to onboard 100 Togolese (West Africa) into Web3 and allow them to create, submit, and vote on proposals to fund public goods in their community with a global matching pool.
Alphi.xyz updates, how to DYOR in the NFT space, and leveling up your Web3 leadership skills :: with Jesse Bryan and Mike Anderson
In this week’s episode of Ventures, my guests Jesse Bryan (https://twitter.com/JesseBryan), Mike Anderson (https://twitter.com/mikeyanderson) and I discuss updates about their startup, Alphi (https://alphi.xyz). We talk about why digital asset ownership is important, how/why Alphi is helping to organize information in the metaverse, how/why to contribute, and how/why to participate in their Leadership Academy to level up your skills in the Web3 space.
Explaining Web3/Crypto/NFTs/Metaverse to extreme skeptics
Will's General Newsletter (Weekly) :: Apr 11, 2023
The Internet of Places :: with Greg Gallimore, Joel Fariss, and Mike Anderson
On this episode of Ventures, my guests Greg Gallimore (Digital Experience Design (DXD) Leader for Gensler’s Northwest region), Joel Fariss (Gensler Strategy Director), and Mike Anderson (CoFounder of Alphi.xyz), and I sat down for a conversation exploring how Web3 will transform the built environment. Physical places are now inextricable from the Internet. Our buildings have become “smart,” collecting, sharing, and applying intelligence to the “user experience” of the built environment. The metaverse has opened the door to entirely immersive virtual experiences of a place. With internet mediated communication, physical proximity is no longer a precondition for access to community and knowledge. What does all this mean for the future of human experience, collaboration, and community? We discuss multiple aspects of this at length in this episode.
Product: Magic Link for Web2 & Web3 Product Managers. Code: GitHub Copilot
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://twitter.com/wclittle) introduce for Web2 & Web3 product managers the company https://magic.link and why you should consider using their products to onboard customers in Web2&3. I also introduce GitHub Copilot (https://github.com/features/copilot) as a must-use tool when both learning to code and writing code professionally.
The Internet of Places: Discussing our upcoming webinar on March 7th, 2023 4-5pm PST :: with Joel Fariss and Mike Anderson
In this episode of Ventures, my guests Joel Fariss (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelfariss/), Mike Anderson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeandersonjr/), and I discuss the topics of our upcoming webinar on the Internet of Places (register here for free → https://www2.gensler.com/se-internet-of-places, it will take place March 7th, 2023 4-5pm PST). We talk about how the Future of Work, cities, real estate, and architectural design will interact with and espouse Web3, NFTs, XR, and other emerging technologies and use-cases to help humans flourish.
Product: Learning from Lens Protocol and Farcaster. Code: Models and Migrations
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) continue our Product and Code series to talk about Web3 protocol design and Ruby on Rails model/migration construction. I bring up the protocols Farcaster and Lens as examples for product managers to be aware of and learn from when approaching how to build value for the modern web. I also detail how to create a User model in Ruby on Rails, its associated “migration” file, and examples from the Rails Console how to create a user to store in the database.
Low-Code/No-Code vs. ChatGPT-assisted Ruby on Rails development for new startups
In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.reddit.com/user/wclittle) discuss both a Reddit conversation I posted recently about Low-Code/No-Code vs. ChatGPT-assisted code-from-scratch, and an overview of the curriculum we’re planning to walk through in our Product and Code cohort (learn more and apply here: https://forms.gle/dtVA1bQ9xATRrPW29). I talk about Rails vs. Bubble, learning with LLMs, and a wide range of web developer topics - from installing necessary software on your computer to caching strategies - that anyone needs to know in order to become a proficient engineer for the modern web.
Bridging physical and digital with NFTs, the Jump.co story :: with Scott Kveton
In this episode of Ventures, my guest Scott Kveton (https://twitter.com/kveton, co-founder of https://jump.co) and I discuss how to bring real-world assets into the NFT space. We talk about Art Basel, why it's good that people are calling crypto "dead", the Jump.co features available today for customers/partners and their audiences, a comparison between NFTs and the early mobile market, NFTs for restaurant owners, and how ChatGPT/GPT-4 will revolutionize the industry.
Metaverse infrastructure, interoperability, ChatGPT, and the future of online experiences :: with Alex Shalash
In this episode of Ventures, my guest Alex Shalash (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-shalash/, co-founder of https://www.metaengine.gg/) and I discuss metaverse infrastructure and interoperability. We talk about how MetaEngine started, the technical aspects of how their platform works, who should build on it, how GPT4/ChatGPT will change the game, and the future of online experiences.
MADworld.io: Web3 strategies for streetwear, music, anime, and sports around the world :: with Phillip Tran
In this episode of Ventures, my guest Phillip Tran (https://mobile.twitter.com/ptran, CMO at https://madworld.io/) and I discuss Web3 strategies for IRL and specific market verticals. We talk about how MADWorld is partnering with key brands, plans in LA and Miami this week, advice for new Web3 entrepreneurs, commentary on the current market, and recommendations for how those new to Web3 can get up to speed.
NFTs, NFL Rivals, Mythical Games, and the future of Web3 gaming :: with Billy Schautz
In this episode of Ventures, my guest Billy Schautz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bschautz/, https://mythicalgames.com/) and I discuss Mythical Games’ new NFT drop and upcoming game, NFL Rivals (https://nfl.rivals.game/). We discuss Billy’s background in gaming, NFT market conditions, Mythical’s tech stack and NFT dynamics, and the future of Web3 gaming.
Play-to-Earn, Metaverses, and the Future of Web3 Gaming :: with Beau Button
In this episode of Ventures, my guest Beau Button (https://www.linkedin.com/in/beaubutton/) - President and CTO of https://atlasreality.com - and I discuss play-to-earn, Web3, and the Atlas Realty story. We dive into Beau’s background as a technologist and entrepreneur, about Atlas Realty’s two successful games, their upcoming game next year with a Web3 component to it, gamer experiences, metaverses, Polygon, and the future of the Web3 gaming industry.